News: "I Won't Put Myself Up There W/ Nas, Jay-Z & Them [But] I'm Killing These New N*ggas"
Saturday, Jul 30, 2011 9:27PM
New York rapper Saigon has taken a look at the man in the mirror and reflected on how his emcee skills compare to rap's elite including late mogul 2Pac along with Nas and Jay-Z.
Via Twitter, Sai bowed to a select few rap veterans but proclaimed his talent over newcomers.
"I consider myself a decent MC but Im not about to put myself in that category with Nas and Jay Pac and them..I havent done enough. Just real," Sai tweeted July 30th.
"Hold up..I said I wont put myself up ther with Nas, Jay and them..Im killing these new n*ggas tho... Nah Im kidding. hahahaha"
"I wish I could turn back into the old me .. I think I might have to eventually... Sometimes u gotta command respect instead of demanding it." (Saigon's Twitter)
Earlier this year, Hollywoood actor Tom Hanks' son/rapper Chet Haze crowned Sai as SOHH Underrated.
"I think Saigon is really underrated. I think when it comes to lyrics, he's one of the most talented cats in the game. Just listen to what he says in his music. He really keeps it real and he's just straight up hip-hop. He's so real with his music. He's sort of got that old school vibe to him. He's not the type of dude to change who he is to become mainstream and successful. That's why I respect him so much as an artist. The first time I noticed him was from [HBO television series] "Entourage." After I saw [him], I started delving into his music. He's just amazing. I know he put out mixtapes. But I also don't think that he's going to be very underrated for long because I think he's really about to be blowing up crazy." (SOHH Underrated)
Following the co-sign, Sai hit up SOHH and gave his reaction.
"Yeah, I was honored by that.....," Sai told SOHH via statement. "I think he's pretty good.. He should play [my new Greatest Story Never Told] album for his Pops, maybe get me in one of those big movies.." (SOHH)
Earlier the same week, Sai talked about the top reasons why fans should support his long-awaited debut album, Greatest Story Never Told.
"Another reason is because it's social commentary. It's something that's good for our children. It's something that you could play around your grandmother and something you could play around a five-year-old or six-year-old [and won't] have to cover his hears. There's social commentary and there's a lot of stuff people can take from and apply it to their life. They can apply it to their real life. It ain't a mirage about success, money and stripping. It's food for thought." (Buy My Record)
Check out some recent Saigon footage below: